Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a Vietnam Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page. Amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    A "loose leaf" visa is now available, in which case the visa stamp will not be put in your passport, but provided as a separate document. If you chose this option, please do NOT send your passport. Instead please submit two copies of the picture and signature pages of your passport ALONG with all the other requirements found in this application kit.

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background free of shadows and printed on high quality photo paper; be 51mm by 51mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither glasses nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photograph should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  3. VisaCentral Order Form

    You must provide one completed VisaCentral Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  4. Visa Application Form

    The Consulate of Vietnam requires that the visa application be completed online, printed, and submitted to VisaCentral with the rest of your documents. The form can be found at If the form opens in Vietnamese then click "English", located in the upper-right corner of the page. Your completed application must:

    • Be completed in 15 minutes or fewer
    • Must list a "Sponsor." This is the Vietnamese business or organization with which you will be working 
    • For "Place of Submission" select the city to which you will send your documents
    • Be signed in blue or black ink in the lower right-hand corner of the form, underneath the date you completed the application

  5. Letter of Invitation

    You must obtain a letter of invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining the invitation. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the company or organization to be visited
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa

  6. Letter of Approval

    Provide a copy of the approval letter issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam.

  7. Health Declaration

    Applicants must fill out an online health declaration form prior to departure via the following link

  8. Canadian-led APEC Projects

    If you are travelling to Vietnam to oversee Canadian-led APEC projects, then you will need to apply for the visa on your own. The Embassy does not allow 3rd parties to secure this type of special visa.

  9. Optional Document Preparation Service

    The Vietnam Consulate requires a visa application completed online. VisaCentral offers an easier solution to our clients: our secure Document Preparation Service. Simply provide answers to all the fields on the included optional Vietnam Document Preparation Service form and a VisaCentral visa specialist will complete and review the visa application for you within 48 hours. You will be contacted if any information is inaccurate or incorrect saving you valuable time and expense.

  10. Loose-Leaf Visa – Single Entry Visas Only

    The Consulate of Vietnam offers a loose-leaf visa, a process that permits you to apply for the visa without submitting your passport to the Consulate.  If you select a loose-leaf visa all of the above requirements apply with two exceptions.  First, you must supply two passport photographs. Secondly, you must submit a photocopy of your passport information page instead of your actual passport. You must attach the loose-leaf visa in your passport after receipt.

  11. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

  12. Urgent Applications

    For urgent visa applications which carry a tight deadline, we offer a Pre-Check service to save applicants valuable time. Once you have collected the required documents for your visa application and completed the visa application form, simply scan these items and email them over to our team. One of our experienced Visa Consultants will check the documents and contact you to advise of any potential problems within 3 hours of receipt of the email, preventing unnecessary delays to your application. For more information on this service visit

  13. Multiple Entry Applications

    If you are requesting a multiple-entry visa, you must provide a flight itinerary showing all entry and exit dates.

Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a Vietnam Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Vietnam utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of the passport information page

    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

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